The exercise of power, individual and collective rights, and responsibility for the future all converge in one field: politics. The political arena impacts every aspect of our lives, from private markets to the free press, from the quality of our water to the actions of our military. If you want to play a part in . . .
"Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. " - The United States National Nanotechnology Initiative The history of our species has involved many races. We raced to see who could be first to colonize foreign lands? Which country would be . . .
"The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution" - Kenneth Frazier We've been struggling with healing ourselves and extending our lives since our species became . . .
Materials science is a syncretic discipline hybridizing metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. It is the first example of a new academic discipline emerging by fusion rather than fission - Rustum Roy Materials Technology and Materials Science deal with the discovery, design, and utilization of new solids and other substances. It combines engineering, chemistry, physics, . . .
When you think of feats of engineering, you may think of impressive examples of architecture. In the ancient world, perhaps the Pyramids, of the Coliseum. Likely one of the top few images that comes to mind, however, includes something that flies. Airplanes, helicopters, space shuttles and the like are some of the most superlative-worthy examples . . .
Agriculture is at the heart of what it means to be human. According to most standard accounts of world history and archeology, civilization began when agriculture began. Just because agriculture is potentially the oldest science, however, doesn't mean it's the “same old same old.' Today, agriculture is a blend of crop science, soil science, biology, . . .
Did you know that if adult's blood vessels were laid end to end, they could circle Earth's equator four times? Or that the human heart beats over 3,000,000,000 times in an average lifespan? Did you know that the average human mouth produces about one liter of saliva daily? Or that the human nose can recognize . . .
If you're like most people, there was a time when cartoons were pure magic, when the characters and stories in Disney movies, Saturday morning cartoons, and even soda commercials were enthralling. If you're like many others, your fascination with animated films and games stayed with you, growing more sophisticated but never going away. And if . . .
Ancient Pagan Europe. Years when Christian monasteries existed isolated from the rest of the continent. Viking raids. Druids, English invaders, and some of the first castles in Europe. Origins of many modern forms of music and folk beliefs including tiny leprechauns. Above is a sampling of just why many have been so enamored of the . . .